The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community Podcast is a series of interviews with the people behind the magic of the development and innovation of the transportation electrification industry including automotive, aerospace, rail, marine, etc. This interview-style podcast series talks to the leaders, researchers, and practitioners.


Women in Power and Energy – The Story of the Superwoman - This podcast is all about extraordinary stories of real women pursuing an academic career or currently working in electrical engineering stream, more specifically the power and energy industry. Listen to know more about the amazing work women across the globe have been doing in the different fields of power and energy, such as renewable energy systems, electric energy storage, and transportation electrification. Through the lens of Dr. Simay Akar, our guest for this podcast, learn about what motivates these determined women, what struggles they overcame, and how the gender gap in male-dominated fields, such as electrical engineering, can be closed.

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TEC PodcastSquare 1400It's Not Enough to be TEC Savvy - In this episode, we spoke with Bruno Lequesne, Yaobin Chen, and Philip Krien about the importance and specific mandates of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community.  The Community covers all areas related to transportation electrification including vehicles, rail, aerospace, and marine applications.

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TECPodcast2 SquareCUTRIC, The Canadian Dream - In this episode, we spoke with Dr. Josipa Petrunic from Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) who digs deep to answer burning questions related to urban mass transit electrification and the road ahead.

Do you struggle to understand the intricacies of urban mass transit electrification? If you need help understanding the story and want a little more electrification in your diet, come along for the ride! Join Prof. Eric Cheng and Prof. Sheldon Williamson in this episode, as they chat with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, the Executive Director & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). 

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On the Fast Track - Formula Hybrid Gaining Traction- In this episode, we spoke with Michael Chapman and Jessica Kinzie from Formula Hybrid - founded and run by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.

Get the inside track on all things Formula Hybrid with hosts Mahesh Krishnamurthy and Sheldon Williamson. Mahesh and Sheldon discussed all the action on and off-track from the Formula SAE Hybrid Competition, with special guests, Michael Chapman, Director of Formula SAE Hybrid, and Jessica Kinzie, Coordinating Manager at Formula Hybrid. Mike and Jess helped lift the lid on the series that is bursting with top talent in the form of national and international university students. The episode provides insight into the history of Formula Hybrid and dives into some cool technical content as well. Finally, Mike and Jess also threw some light on current challenges and future opportunities for Formula Hybrid. 

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NEW! Shifting Gears from the Lab to the Market - In this episode, we spoke with Marc Perron who is a Deep Tech Commercialization Expert and Senior IEEE Member.

In this episode on Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Sheldon had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Marc Perron, who happens to be a Senior Member of the IEEE. Marc speaks about how he ended up in the business of commercializing technologies and explains to us how it all works. He cites examples of his own success stories with coaching young companies from scratch. He explains the step-by-step procedures of how to market an idea from incubation and introduces some of the main hurdles that need to be overcome to be successful. Finally, Marc also discusses his vision for the future in the field of tech transfer, commercialization, and IP, and provides some valuable tips for our listeners.

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Eric Cheng
Education Committee Chair


TEC is currently looking for webinar presenters for 2021.  A webinar is typically 45 minutes long with approximately 15 additional minutes for Q&A.  

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